21 episodes

Inspire people. Support each others' growth. Create a meaningful life. Does this mission reflect your values? Welcome to the community! What is WHYLD about? Bringing together friends and strangers for conversations on topics that expand their horizons. Fostering the exchange of thoughts between people of diverse walks of life. Giving extraordinary people „from next door“ a voice to share their stories. Celebrating people’s authentic life choices. Why? So that YOU feel inspired to step into YOUR most authentic, vulnerable, wild self. How can you be part of WHYLD? We produce every episode with love and care. They are a gift to you which can be multiplied indefinitely. Take away from the content what you deem valuable. You may want to try on new thoughts, challenge long-held beliefs, disagree with some aspects of it, or find yourself affirmed by others sharing your experiences, your thoughts, your dreams. Please be invited to share your own view through means of our social media appearances, invite your friends to the discussion, or share the podcast with them. Let us know if you personally know someone whose voice should be heard or if we should cover a certain topic in one of our next episodes. * Follow us on Instagram * Find us on Facebook * Or visit us on WHYLD.one

WHYLD - Podcast for Bold Authentic People Tina Hewelt

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Inspire people. Support each others' growth. Create a meaningful life. Does this mission reflect your values? Welcome to the community! What is WHYLD about? Bringing together friends and strangers for conversations on topics that expand their horizons. Fostering the exchange of thoughts between people of diverse walks of life. Giving extraordinary people „from next door“ a voice to share their stories. Celebrating people’s authentic life choices. Why? So that YOU feel inspired to step into YOUR most authentic, vulnerable, wild self. How can you be part of WHYLD? We produce every episode with love and care. They are a gift to you which can be multiplied indefinitely. Take away from the content what you deem valuable. You may want to try on new thoughts, challenge long-held beliefs, disagree with some aspects of it, or find yourself affirmed by others sharing your experiences, your thoughts, your dreams. Please be invited to share your own view through means of our social media appearances, invite your friends to the discussion, or share the podcast with them. Let us know if you personally know someone whose voice should be heard or if we should cover a certain topic in one of our next episodes. * Follow us on Instagram * Find us on Facebook * Or visit us on WHYLD.one

    Episode 20 - Season 1 Finale With Former Guests Romeo, Francesco, Tom, Bek & Sarah

    Episode 20 - Season 1 Finale With Former Guests Romeo, Francesco, Tom, Bek & Sarah

    How can you tell a season is ending? 
    That’s a question I have asked myself for 19 episodes of WHYLD Podcast 😅 
    When I first started this podcast, I guess it felt calming to have a built-in drop out option, a natural end in case this creative endeavour was going nowhere. The opportunity to say anytime: “Hey, this is the last episode of Season 1… and you happen to have to wait for some 2 years for the next season to go live”. 
    However, my mentality as a podcaster has shifted from boxed (season) mindset to growth mindset. And so after a while, it made no longer sense to keep adding episodes to a finite season. But when would be a good, organic point in time to end it? I had missed the exit of the first-year mark passing, so when if not NOW? 😃 
    Hence, with the end of 2021 approaching, after 20 episodes, a plethora of touching stories as well as learnings taken from them, this chapter is closing. And closing it is with fanfares (not literally), throwbacks and new insights (literally) by some of our awesome former WHYLD guests. 
    What’s in store for you? Well, if you are curious… 
    whether Romeo Salazar, musical theatre performer (Episode 15), found his way back onto the stage after Covid took it from him... how long Francesco Leone (Episode 7), a serial entrepreneur who does not at all like that title 😉, managed to endure life as a financially free, early retiree... what new challenges await Thomas Clemens (Episode 2), who spent 5 rather... linear months hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, in his nowadays multi-commitment business and family life... why trading high pay for high purpose worked out for Rebecca Huynh (Episode 6) as she blissfully drives ambulances these days... what Sarah Appelt (Episode 9) sees on the horizon for ex-pat life in India... … listening to this episode is how you’ll find out!
    Enjoy the podcast as well as a blissful end of the year!
    Much love – Tina 
     
    Some resources mentioned in the episode:
    the concepts “Be-Do-Have Model” and “Sharpen the Saw” in Stephen Covey’s book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”the notion of the “Personal Legend” in Paulo Coelho’s book “The Alchemist”mentions of Ashleigh Seymour (Episode 4), Sandra Winterbach (Episode 13), Delia Botea (Episode 19)If you want to get in contact with Romeo, Francesco, Thomas, Bek, Sarah or the other former WHYLD guests, check out the links on www.whyld.one.

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    • 43 min
    Episode 19 - Adopt, Don't Shop (Romanian Dog Rescue) - Delia Botea

    Episode 19 - Adopt, Don't Shop (Romanian Dog Rescue) - Delia Botea

    Who needs to do something about it? 

    For Delia Botea, the answer was “Me.” 

    In Romania, a country where there are 600 000 stray dogs roaming the streets, waiting to be captured and very likely killed, Delia made a choice: If no one helps these poor, often malnourished, injured, sick, abandoned souls… she must do it. Once scared of dogs herself, she started rescuing one dog at a time and had all of her family members host one.  
    Soon she was running out of safe havens for her rescues, so she rented a warehouse to shelter them. Finally, she took a leap of faith and bought a piece of land in the middle of nowhere. With more hopes than funds, Delia founded CareForDogs Romania and created an impactful rescue center.  
    Until today, Delia has helped thousands of dogs stay alive, heal, trust again, find joy, and reach a loving forever home abroad. With their spaying campaign as well as educational efforts, Delia and her partner organizations work on shifting Romanian’s attitudes towards animals. Today, there are many more dogs who need saving than there is the capacity to help them. Delia envisions that through educational efforts, the generation of her sweet young son will grow up changing this for the better.
    For now though, there is hardly any time to rest. Dozens of times a day, Delia’s phone rings because another severely sick dog was found, abandoned by humans and left to suffer. The situation has increased dramatically since the onset of the Covid pandemic. There is not enough space to take in all dogs found. And funds are tight to ensure medical treatment and food for those in Delia’s care. 
    YOU can help Delia spread the word and save lives.  
    This energetic woman, fueled by purpose, will inspire you to live beyond the 9-to-5 and make something greater out of your life.
     

    Would you like to help Delia rescue more dogs?
    Follow & share CareForDogs Romania on Facebook: Facebook.com/carefordogsroAnd on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carefordogsro/Visit their website: https://carefordogsromania.org/en/Donate: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Carefordogsro.  If you don’t use Paypal, check out other options to donate on CareForDogs Romania’s website.If you are German, you might want to donate via Hunderettung Europa: https://hunderettung-europa.de/
    More resources:
    Check out the German partner organization that was mentioned: Hunderettung Europa, https://hunderettung-europa.de/Here is "The Dodo" video of Walter (Instagram), the poor dog who had to eat wall paste to survive: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CQHZkAxrSMy/
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 18 - The Blue Collared Woman - Teagan Dowler

    Episode 18 - The Blue Collared Woman - Teagan Dowler

    Can you be the same person at work that you are at home? 
    Before brushing off this question, pause and reflect. Why should you even ask yourself this? Why shouldn’t you be able to be yourself at work? Why should this be important, after all? 
     Workplaces are spaces in which we spend a whole lot of our time. It’s where we show up, challenge ourselves and others, learn, experience setbacks, laugh, fight, inspire, join forces, burn or bore out. It is an important space and we deserve to be seen, to be represented and included there. And to flip the coin: Workspaces are nothing without us, without our unique perspectives, without the momentum we start when we act with passionate authenticity. 
    Unfortunately, many companies lose out on the people they need to thrive… and are not even aware this is happening. 
    A story which this episode’s guest - diversity & inclusion expert Teagan Dowler - can attest.  Teagan founded the “Blue Collared Woman” after experiencing what it was like to be a woman working in the heavy industries in Australia. And despite early warnings of her mentors, Teagan’s career thrived rather than faltered when she started blogging out loud about the heavy industry’s diversity issues.  
    As an organizational and leadership coach, she now helps organisations understand the cultural changes needed to incorporate a powerfully diverse workforce. And what the benefits are - for all parties involved.
     

    Would you like to connect with Teagan?
    Visit the BCW’s website: www.thebcw.com.au Follow Teagan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebcw/ Or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBCW Connect with Teagan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/teagan-dowler-71aa284a/  
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    • 44 min
    Episode 17 - Unicorn in Uniform (Germany's First Transgender Commander) - Anastasia Biefang

    Episode 17 - Unicorn in Uniform (Germany's First Transgender Commander) - Anastasia Biefang

    Do you show your true self at work and in all your relationships?   
    You do not need to struggle with your gender identity to experience difficulties in answering YES to that question. Being ourselves first and foremost – and not what we think is expected of us in our many social roles – can be a courageous act. 
    For Anastasia Biefang, the first transgender commander of the German Armed Forces, it took decades to stop pushing her inner truth back down. After many years of service, she took over her battalion in 2017 as a woman and with a film crew on her side. She shook and changed her fellow soldier’s attitude towards gender diversity, brought to fall one or two prejudices and helped build thus far lacking policies for those who come after her. She shows how excelling at a respectable, traditional leadership role and being colourful without holding back is no contradiction. Apart from her professional role in the military, she is passionate about changing Germany’s “Transexuals Act”, a law regulating the transition process of transgender people which is deemed to violate human rights and the German constitution.  
    In this intimate, fun conversation we talk about the queer community in Berlin, dreams for a diverse society, how great leadership is based on authenticity, and what Ana likes on her pizza.  
    Ana had waited to come out publicly up until a point where the damage of continuing to hide was bigger than the fear of what could be lost. 

    Her message to you? Be your true self or you won’t know what vast possibilities lie ahead when you do. 


     Resources - legal situation for trans* people: 
    https://www.dw.com/en/trans-germany/a-56031861https://tgeu.org/https://www.equaldex.com/
     The documentary on Ana: 
     "Ich bin Anastasia" (“I am Anastasia“), 2019, documentary film by Thomas Ladenburger 
    https://www.ich-bin-anastasia.de/en/
    Would you like to contact Ana?  
    Find her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anastasiabiefangOr on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ana.biefangOooor Twitter: https://twitter.com/anabiefang
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 16 - Are You an Imposter?

    Episode 16 - Are You an Imposter?

    ⁠Do you doubt you live up to people's expectations of you?
    Do you tend to belittle your own successes?

    Welcome to the club of many.⁠
    ⁠Sometimes we call it modesty, sometimes we speak in the name of realism, sometimes we claim to acknowledge the support of others.⁠
    But frankly: oftentimes we simply cannot accept our own greatness.⁠
    ⁠In this episode, we unpack the so-called IMPOSTER SYNDROME – a psychological phenomenon that has people feeling like they are a fraud. It disproportionately affects high-achieving individuals, who find it difficult to acknowledge their accomplishments.⁠
    ⁠We also speak about STEREOTYPE THREAT– a rather nasty psychological effect that gives stereotypes a self-fulfilling power: If your environment puts a label on your forehead and you really want to disprove the negative stereotypes around it, this can weaken your performance and leave you even more doubtful of your capabilities.⁠
    ⁠And we look at THINKING PATTERNS that encourage doubt in one’s own abilities, how these patterns negatively affect our health and our lives – and what we can do to unlearn them.⁠
    ⁠A must listen if any of this reminds you of yourself. ⁠
    ⁠You owe yourself the respect you think you do not deserve!⁠
    ⁠☝️Tip☝️: ⁠
    Listen to EPISODE 4 with Ashleigh Seymour and to EPISODE 15 with Romeo Salazar to learn what these two beautiful souls had to say about the “imposter” topic.⁠


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    • 29 min
    Episode 15 - Luck or Fate? No Success Comes By Chance - Romeo Salazar

    Episode 15 - Luck or Fate? No Success Comes By Chance - Romeo Salazar

    Are you holding open the door for fate to enter or do you push it close? 
    Sometimes we win, sometimes we lose. Sometimes we hit obstacles, sometimes miracles lift us across them.  
    In this episode, musical theatre performer Romeo Salazar shares his experience of losing the stage to perform on during the Covid pandemic. In this juicy, textured conversation we contrast seemingly mere luck and helping fate find you through your active being and doing.  
    Filipino-born and Catholic-raised Romeo takes us back to his years growing up as a highly ambitious student and athlete who struggled to accept his love for men. While his parents foresaw an academic future for him, their rebellious son followed his north star first as a dancer on national TV. For 36 years now and counting, he has been working as a choreographer, dancer, singer, and actor on renowned stages such as London’s West End and musical theatres across Germany.   
    Equipped with life’s degree in gratitude, authenticity, and the courage to face potential rejection, he built this career on the foundation of no professional education in music whatsoever. In fact, he did not even know what a Top C was all the while chanting it away in one of his first auditions.  
    Romeo proves that as long as your heart and mind are open, you can achieve more than you can possibly see coming for yourself. And that rock bottoms along the way are not bitter obstacles or signs of failure. Although no one loves their presence in life, dark times are a necessary ingredient to becoming who you are capable of being. Accepting whatever is, and whoever you are authentically, is key to holding open the door for fate to come in and do its magic… 

    You would love to continue this conversation with Romeo? 
    You can contact him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/romeo.salazar
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    • 1 hr 16 min

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